Assessment of Base Rates of PTSD, High Risk Behaviors, and Impairment Study

Eligibility Criteria

  • Have deployed at least once in support of Operation Enduring Freedom or Operation Iraqi Freedom
  • Be between the ages of 18 and 59
  • Be able to write and read English at an 8th grade level or higher
  • Be willing to respond to a completely anonymous online survey
New York


Are you a Service Member (active duty, National Guard, or Reserve) or Veteran who deployed in support of OIF/OEF?

Are you willing to complete an online, completely anonymous survey?

If so, you may be qualified to participate in an internet study that is examining post-deployment behavioral health outcomes entitled, "Assessment of Base Rates of PTSD, High Risk Behaviors, and Impairment."

Update on the DSM-5

Katharine Phillips, MD

Director of Research for Adult Psychiatry and
Senior Research Scientist
Rhode Island Hospital

Professor, Psychiatry and Human Behavior
Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Providence, Rhode Island

Member, DSM-5 Task Force

Dr. Phillips describes the DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition) and discusses the kinds of proposed changes and how they'll be implemented in the publication.

Helping Children and Teens With Anxiety Disorders and Depression

Understanding New Research and Treatment

When anxiety takes over, it interferes with your child’s ability to cope with fear, worry, and depression — and treatment is necessary.

Early intervention is critical. Waiting for your child to mature or grow out of these behaviors may not be the right approach. In some cases children may develop chronic anxiety and depression, which is often associated with substance abuse and other high-risk behaviors.

Helping Extinction Learning in PTSD (HELP)

Eligibility Criteria

You are between the ages of 18 and 65

You have experienced a serious traumatic event, such as rape, assault, combat, serious car accident, or a natural disaster.

You are currently experiencing symptoms such as unwanted thoughts or images about the trauma, avoidance of reminders of the trauma, and feeling anxious or depressed.

Exclusion Criteria

Patients currently taking an antidepressant medication (for example, Zoloft, Paxil, Celexa, Effexor, Wellbutrin) are not eligible for this trial.


Is your life being affected by memories of a past trauma?

Are you having recurring flashbacks or nightmares? Avoiding places or situations? Sleep problems? Emotional reactions tied to the trauma?

Many trauma survivors suffer for years after their traumatic experience.